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BigHam
2004-08-31, 17:10
Seems like the images are sorted by album name, rather than artist
name. Can this be reversed to sort by artist?

Also, mouseover text only shows album name. Can this be changed to
artist as well?

Didn't find the option for this under:
Squeezebox Home / Server Settings / Interface

kdf
2004-08-31, 17:29
Quoting BigHam <jasonbigham (AT) gmail (DOT) com>:

> Seems like the images are sorted by album name, rather than artist
> name. Can this be reversed to sort by artist?

Unfortunately not. The artwork is tied to the browse by album routine. Linking
in artist info is not a simple task, and really is'nt worth the effort with the
SQL DB in the works. Once that is in place, it should be far simpler. This
is currently being tracked here:
http://bugs.slimdevices.com/show_bug.cgi?id=305

> Also, mouseover text only shows album name. Can this be changed to
> artist as well?

http://bugs.slimdevices.com/show_bug.cgi?id=392
is somethign similar. Again, should be something that can be considered once
SQL is in place. The current system wouldn't allow for any way to deal wtih
compilation albums.

>
> Didn't find the option for this under:
> Squeezebox Home / Server Settings / Interface

Ideally the db backend will allow the server to provide a full compliment of
sorting and selection choices. I expect all of those options could then be
presented with and without artwork.

-kdf

Donald B. Lagosz-Sinclair
2004-08-31, 19:33
When the new database design is in place, will it be feasible to implement
browsing by artist, then select from that artist's albums by artwork? And
to extend the visuals even more, have an image (e.g. the cover of a
signature album) for each artist?

-:- dbls

----- Original Message -----
From: "kdf" <slim-mail (AT) deane-freeman (DOT) com>
To: "Slim Devices Discussion" <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com>
Sent: Tuesday, August 31, 2004 8:29 PM
Subject: [slim] Browse by artwork


> Quoting BigHam <jasonbigham (AT) gmail (DOT) com>:
>
> > Seems like the images are sorted by album name, rather than artist
> > name. Can this be reversed to sort by artist?
>
> Unfortunately not. The artwork is tied to the browse by album routine. Linking
> in artist info is not a simple task, and really is'nt worth the effort with the
> SQL DB in the works. Once that is in place, it should be far simpler. This
> is currently being tracked here:
> http://bugs.slimdevices.com/show_bug.cgi?id=305
>
> > Also, mouseover text only shows album name. Can this be changed to
> > artist as well?
>
> http://bugs.slimdevices.com/show_bug.cgi?id=392
> is somethign similar. Again, should be something that can be considered once
> SQL is in place. The current system wouldn't allow for any way to deal wtih
> compilation albums.
>
> >
> > Didn't find the option for this under:
> > Squeezebox Home / Server Settings / Interface
>
> Ideally the db backend will allow the server to provide a full compliment of
> sorting and selection choices. I expect all of those options could then be
> presented with and without artwork.
>
> -kdf
>

kdf
2004-08-31, 19:40
Quoting "Donald B. Lagosz-Sinclair" <dbls (AT) comcast (DOT) net>:

> When the new database design is in place, will it be feasible to implement
> browsing by artist, then select from that artist's albums by artwork?
I sure hope so.

> And
> to extend the visuals even more, have an image (e.g. the cover of a
> signature album) for each artist?

That all depends on how well the schema handles artwork for given
artist/album/track, so I can't answer that one. I'm not keeping up with the
discussion as I have a lot of other things going on lately anyway :)

-kdf
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "kdf" <slim-mail (AT) deane-freeman (DOT) com>
> To: "Slim Devices Discussion" <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com>
> Sent: Tuesday, August 31, 2004 8:29 PM
> Subject: [slim] Browse by artwork
>
>
> > Quoting BigHam <jasonbigham (AT) gmail (DOT) com>:
> >
> > > Seems like the images are sorted by album name, rather than artist
> > > name. Can this be reversed to sort by artist?
> >
> > Unfortunately not. The artwork is tied to the browse by album routine.
> Linking
> > in artist info is not a simple task, and really is'nt worth the effort with
> the
> > SQL DB in the works. Once that is in place, it should be far simpler.
> This
> > is currently being tracked here:
> > http://bugs.slimdevices.com/show_bug.cgi?id=305
> >
> > > Also, mouseover text only shows album name. Can this be changed to
> > > artist as well?
> >
> > http://bugs.slimdevices.com/show_bug.cgi?id=392
> > is somethign similar. Again, should be something that can be considered
> once
> > SQL is in place. The current system wouldn't allow for any way to deal
> wtih
> > compilation albums.
> >
> > >
> > > Didn't find the option for this under:
> > > Squeezebox Home / Server Settings / Interface
> >
> > Ideally the db backend will allow the server to provide a full compliment
> of
> > sorting and selection choices. I expect all of those options could then be
> > presented with and without artwork.
> >
> > -kdf
> >